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Aussies cheer for Brandon from home of cricket

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  • 1st August, 2021 10:23:53 PM
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Aussies cheer for Brandon from home of cricket

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Australia national cricket team started their preparation in Dhaka on Sunday for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the hosts Bangladesh while they also kept their eyes on the high jump event final of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Brandon Starc, younger brother of Australia pacer Mitchell Starc, who earlier qualified for the men’s high jump final, took part in the final event when the Australia team was practising at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Australia team members stopped their practice for a while and took out their time in the field to watch Brandon performing in the Olympic final and cheered together for him from Dhaka.

Brandon, however, finished fifth in the men's high jump final with a distance of 2.3 metres. 

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi shared the gold medal in the high jump final while Belarus jumper Maksim Nedasekau won the bronze medal after the trio all clearing 2.37 metres each.

Brandon, who is four years younger than Mitchell, earlier won the gold medal in the high jump event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Australia.

Mitchell’s wife Alyssa Healy is an Australian women's national team cricketer.

The five-match T20I series is scheduled to get underway on Tuesday while the remaining matches will take place on August 4, 6, 7 and 9 respectively.